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Tamil is a Dravidian language spoken primarily in India and Sri Lanka and by many people in Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Africa, Fiji and Mauritius.

A person of this language or ethnic group is called a Tamil.

  • The Tamil language is spoken all around the world, wherever Tamils have settled.